Don’t Fear the Shawarma

On a recent business trip, my friends and I decided to be adventurous and try gas-station-turned-Lebanese-restaurant for dinner. Complete with live parrots outside and a sign promoting belly dancing on Friday and Saturday night.

It would be easy to be intimidated by such a place, but it turned out to be the best meal I’d had in a very, very long time.

We all tried something new. Every dish was a delight. We relaxed and brainstormed about the upcoming day’s events and what we especially liked about the day now past.

Lesson learned: don’t fear the shawarma.

Don’t be afraid to try something new, whether that is in your design or business strategy or whether it is the place to eat. Great ideas (and food) can be found outside your comfort zone.


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